Liam Spencer b 1964

Liam Spencer was born in Burnley in 1964 and is now one of the leading figures in Northern School Art. He completed a Foundation Course at the Burnley College of Arts and Technology and then went to Manchester Polytechnic where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

Although Liam Spencer had already exhibited regularly and widely (Burnley, Guilford, London, Manchester, York), his solo exhibition at the prestigious opening of the Lowry in Salford in 2000 was so successful that his name has subsequently been linked with the urban panoramas of Manchester and Salford. This exhibition at The Lowry Centre exhibition firmly established his reputation as one of the leading artists in the North West.

Liam Spencer is best known for his urban landscapes of Manchester and Salford, he paints familiar scenes and buildings, creating extraordinary pictures of bridges, canals, motorways, industrial buildings, rooftops, traffic and the city at night. He is an artist who sees something fresh and interesting in the everyday life of the city. He paints from what he sees on the street, often on the journey from home to his studio, using a camera to record fleeting impressions. He often colours his canvas with the gleaming reflections caused by car headlights, and the glistening roads and buildings constantly dampened by our Northern climate.
He has painted the Mancunian Way many times, at different times of day and in different weather conditions. The now defunct Odeon Cinema on Oxford Road, Albert Square, Urbis and Victoria Station all appear in his pictures and capture the city's constant transformation.

In 2002 and 2003, Spencer painted a series of pictures in New York based on digital photographs he took there. Times Square in the rain is painted in all its vibrancy, with its traffic, streams of pedestrians and billboards. Spencer's most recent series of paintings are scenes of cities in China; the hustle and bustle of the streets and waterways of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing are captured with the artist's trademark use of colour and light.
In 2006 he exhibited From Manchester to Shanghai at Manchester Art Gallery, and was the subject of a 30 minute documentary on BBC NW, A Picture of Manchester. He also had retrospectives at Salford Museum and Art Gallery in 2011 and Gallery Oldham in 2012.

Liam Spencer finds beauty in what others might consider banal, from canals and chip shops to motorways and modern buildings. In his hands, a drab and dreary city scene on a wet and miserable day can appear beguiling and beautiful.

Liam is often most frequently associated with images of Manchester, but he doesn't see himself as primarily a Mancunian artist. His iconic paintings of New York are now as popular as his Manchester Scenes. He has also painted scenes of Cornwall, Venice, Shanghai, Bejing, Istanbul and Rome. He has recently produced a series of black and white ink paintings made up of individual sections. These have proved to be very popular with collectors


What makes looking at Liam Spencer's paintings today so refreshing is that they very simply and confidently belong to that rarest of all traditions - the tradition of good painting.
Bridget Riley

Liam Spencer

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Liam Spencer - Albert Square

Liam Spencer

Albert Square

Oil on Board

4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Albert Square, Manchester

Oil on Board

24 x 32 ins (60.96 x 81.28 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Badger

Liam Spencer

Badger

Ink and Wash

2½ x 5½ ins (6.35 x 13.97 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Birmingham At Christmas

Oil on Canvasboard

9½ x 11¾ ins (24.13 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Blue Tit

Liam Spencer

Blue Tit

Black Ink

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Blue Truck New York

Liam Spencer

Blue Truck New York

Oil on Canvasboard

11¾ x 7¾ ins (29.85 x 19.68 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Brambling

Liam Spencer

Brambling

Ink and Wash

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Brooklyn Bridge, Twilight

Oil on Board

12 x 48 ins (30.48 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Campfield Arcade

Liam Spencer

Campfield Arcade

Oil on Board

4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

Price: £500.00

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Liam Spencer - Canada Goose

Liam Spencer

Canada Goose

Ink and Wash

5 x 4 ins (12.70 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Castlefield ( Red Bridge )

Oil on panel

6 x 9 ins (15.24 x 22.86 cms)

Price: £1,050.00

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Liam Spencer - Castlefield Basin

Liam Spencer

Castlefield Basin

Oil on Board

19 x 28.25 ins (48.26 x 71.76 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Chaffinch

Liam Spencer

Chaffinch

Ink and Wash

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Chrysler Twilight

Liam Spencer

Chrysler Twilight

Oil on artists board

11¾ x 9½ ins (29.85 x 24.13 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Coal Pit Lane , Snow and Fog II

Oil on Canvasboard

9½ x 11¾ ins (24.13 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Coal Pit Lane in the Snow

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

10 x 7.25 ins (25.40 x 18.42 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Coal Tit

Liam Spencer

Coal Tit

Black Ink

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Cornerhouse Late Evening

Ink and Wash

8½ x 17¼ ins (21.59 x 43.82 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Cornerhouse, Manchester (8 panels)

Ink and Wash

10½ x 21 ins (26.67 x 53.34 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Cross Street Cloud

Liam Spencer

Cross Street Cloud

Oil on Board

21¼ x 16 ins (53.98 x 40.64 cms)

Price: £3,800.00

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Liam Spencer - Cross Street Clouds

Liam Spencer

Cross Street Clouds

Oil on panel

8 x 6 ins (20.32 x 15.24 cms)

Price: £985.00

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Liam Spencer - Crown Point I

Liam Spencer

Crown Point I

Oil on Board

12 x 18 ins (30.48 x 45.72 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Crown Point II

Liam Spencer

Crown Point II

Oil on Board

12 x 18 ins (30.48 x 45.72 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Deansgate Pub

Liam Spencer

Deansgate Pub

Oil on Board

4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Deansgate Sunshine

Liam Spencer

Deansgate Sunshine

Oil on Board

16 x 23¾ ins (40.64 x 60.33 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Deansgate Twilight (8 panels)

Black Ink

15 x 30 ins (38.10 x 76.20 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Deansgate and Sawyers Arms

Oil on Board

16 x 23¾ ins (40.64 x 60.33 cms)

Price: £3,950.00

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Liam Spencer - Deansgate and Whitworth Street Twilight

Oil on Board

24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Driving Into Sunset, East Manchester

Oil on Board

9 x 18 ins (22.86 x 45.72 cms)

Price: £3,250.00

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Liam Spencer - Early Doors at the Etihad I

Oil on panel

9 x 61½ ins (22.86 x 156.21 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Flag Seller at the Etihad

Oil on Canvasboard

7¾ x 11¾ ins (19.68 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Greenfinch

Liam Spencer

Greenfinch

Ink and Wash

4 x 3.75 ins (10.16 x 9.53 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Grey Squirrel

Liam Spencer

Grey Squirrel

Ink and Wash

2½ x 4 ins (6.35 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Hale Village

Liam Spencer

Hale Village

Oil on Board

12 x 16 ins (30.48 x 40.64 cms)

Price: £3,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Headlamps and Sunset II

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12 x 18 ins (30.48 x 45.72 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Heron

Liam Spencer

Heron

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Highland Cow

Liam Spencer

Highland Cow

Ink and Wash

3 x 5½ ins (7.62 x 13.97 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Landrover

Liam Spencer

Landrover

Oil on Canvasboard

7.75 x 11.75 ins (19.68 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Lifeguards

Liam Spencer

Lifeguards

Oil on Board

10 x 13.25 ins (25.40 x 33.66 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Liverpool Road

Liam Spencer

Liverpool Road

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4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Long Tailed Tit

Liam Spencer

Long Tailed Tit

Ink and Wash

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Long Tailed Tit

Liam Spencer

Long Tailed Tit

Black Ink

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Lumb Rossendale

Liam Spencer

Lumb Rossendale

Ink and Wash

7¼ x 10 ins (18.42 x 25.40 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Lumb, Rossendale

Liam Spencer

Lumb, Rossendale

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7¾ x 11¾ ins (19.68 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Magpie  (Pica, Pica)

Liam Spencer

Magpie (Pica, Pica)

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

4 x 4 ins (10.16 x 10.16 cms)

Price: £140.00

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Liam Spencer - Mallard

Liam Spencer

Mallard

Ink and Wash

5 x 5 ins (12.70 x 12.70 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Manhattan Skyline at Dusk II

Oil on Board

12 x 57 ins (30.48 x 144.78 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Mare and Foal

Liam Spencer

Mare and Foal

Ink and Wash

5½ x 5½ ins (13.97 x 13.97 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Media City Sunset

Liam Spencer

Media City Sunset

Oil on Board

12 x 36 ins (30.48 x 91.44 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Mill and Lodge

Liam Spencer

Mill and Lodge

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

10 x 7¼ ins (25.40 x 18.42 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Mills & Supermarket Chadderton

Oil on Board

15¾ x 64 ins (40.01 x 162.56 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Motorway Fog

Liam Spencer

Motorway Fog

Oil on Canvasboard

9½ x 11¾ ins (24.13 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Newton Street, Manchester

Oil on Board

24 x 36 ins (60.96 x 91.44 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Night Chrysler, New York

Oil on Board

18 x 12 ins (45.72 x 30.48 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Odeon, Refuge and Cornerhouse

Oil on Board

11½ x 15 ins (29.21 x 38.10 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Old Trafford and Flag Sellers II

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

10 x 7¼ ins (25.40 x 18.42 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Oldham Road

Liam Spencer

Oldham Road

Oil on Board

24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Oxford Road Ink Drawing II

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

7 x 15 ins (17.78 x 38.10 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Oxford Road, All Saints

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12 x 12 ins (30.48 x 30.48 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Oxford Road, Manchester

Oil on Board

21 x 16 ins (53.34 x 40.64 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Pantheon and Umbrellas

Liam Spencer

Pantheon and Umbrellas

Ink and Wash

31 x 47 ins (78.74 x 119.38 cms)

Price: £3,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Pied Wagtail

Liam Spencer

Pied Wagtail

Ink and Wash

2¼ x 4 ins (5.72 x 10.16 cms)

Price: £100.00

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Liam Spencer - Reed Bunting

Liam Spencer

Reed Bunting

Ink and Wash

6 x 4 ins (15.24 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Rickshaw, New York

Liam Spencer

Rickshaw, New York

Oil on Board

24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Rochdale Road Rainbow Captain America

Oil on Board

9 x 47 ins (22.86 x 119.38 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Roe Deer

Liam Spencer

Roe Deer

Ink and Wash

3 x 5 ins (7.62 x 12.70 cms)

Price: £120.00

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Liam Spencer - Salford Quays Study, Sunset

Oil on Board

2¾ x 11¼ ins (6.99 x 28.58 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Science and Industry Museum, Sunset

Oil on Board

6 x 10.5 ins (15.24 x 26.67 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Smoke and Snow

Liam Spencer

Smoke and Snow

Oil on panel

6 x 8 ins (15.24 x 20.32 cms)

Price: £985.00

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Liam Spencer - Snow and Fog Coal Pit Lane

Oil on Canvasboard

7¾ x 11¾ ins (19.68 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Sparrow

Liam Spencer

Sparrow

Black Ink

4 x 6 ins (10.16 x 15.24 cms)

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Liam Spencer - St Ives Harbour

Liam Spencer

St Ives Harbour

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

8¼ x 7¼ ins (20.96 x 18.42 cms)

Price: £985.00

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Liam Spencer - Strangeways Twilight

Liam Spencer

Strangeways Twilight

Oil on Board

8 x 12 ins (20.32 x 30.48 cms)

Price: £2,000.00

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Liam Spencer - Sunset on Broadway I

Liam Spencer

Sunset on Broadway I

Oil on Canvasboard

11.75 x 9.5 ins (29.85 x 24.13 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Surf School

Liam Spencer

Surf School

Oil on Canvasboard

7¾ x 11¾ ins (19.68 x 29.85 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Surf School I

Liam Spencer

Surf School I

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

7 x 9.25 ins (17.78 x 23.50 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Surf School Silhouette

Liam Spencer

Surf School Silhouette

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

7¼ x 10 ins (18.42 x 25.40 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Surfers and Lighthouse

Liam Spencer

Surfers and Lighthouse

Oil on Board

12 x 24 ins (30.48 x 60.96 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Tawny Oil

Liam Spencer

Tawny Oil

Ink and Wash

5 x 3 ins (12.70 x 7.62 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Taxi and Pedestrians, New York

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

10½ x 7 ins (26.67 x 17.78 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Taxi and Pedestrians, New York

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11¾ x 7¾ ins (29.85 x 19.68 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Thawing Snow, Match Day II

Oil on Board

12 x 16 ins (30.48 x 40.64 cms)

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Liam Spencer - The Whitworth (Cai Guo - Qiang)

Oil on Canvasboard

11.75 x 9.5 ins (29.85 x 24.13 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Thrush

Liam Spencer

Thrush

Ink and Wash

6 x 4 ins (15.24 x 10.16 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square  - Umbrellas

Oil on Board

24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square  - Umbrellas

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24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square ,Taxi and Flags

Oil on Board

24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square I

Liam Spencer

Times Square I

Black Ink

6¼ x 12¼ ins (15.88 x 31.12 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square II

Liam Spencer

Times Square II

Black Ink

6¼ x 12¼ ins (15.88 x 31.12 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square Study, Zebra Crossing

Oil on Board

8 x 16 ins (20.32 x 40.64 cms)

Price: £2,900.00

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Liam Spencer - Times Square, Aeropostal

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24 x 48 ins (60.96 x 121.92 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square, Bubba Gump

Oil on Board

48 x 84 ins (121.92 x 213.36 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Times Square, Umbrellas

Ink and Wash

30 x 60 ins (76.20 x 152.40 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Town Hall II

Liam Spencer

Town Hall II

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper

7¼ x 10 ins (18.42 x 25.40 cms)

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Liam Spencer - Trafalgar Square Study

Liam Spencer

Trafalgar Square Study

Oil on Board

5½ x 16½ ins (13.97 x 41.91 cms)

Price: £2,500.00

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Liam Spencer - Turf Moor and Park View

Oil on Board

12 x 21 ins (30.48 x 53.34 cms)

Price: £4,750.00

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Liam Spencer - Worker

Liam Spencer

Worker

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4 x 3¾ ins (10.16 x 9.53 cms)

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